Published Monday 12/2/2013 4:42:36 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: Noting “the good times are not coming back,” Ultra Vires, the law student newspaper at the University of Toronto, reports the number of law students recruited by firms on Bay Street continues to decline.
Published Monday 11/25/2013 4:31:46 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: The Law Society of Upper Canada has picked Ryerson University and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law to be the providers of its alternative licensing law practice program. The LPP, which was developed by the law society to address the lack of articling positions in Ontario, is a three-year pilot project that will enable an alternative route to licensing for law graduates.
Published Tuesday 11/19/2013 11:20:25 AM
Law firms, bar associations and law societies all offer an array of educational resources
Published Tuesday 11/19/2013 10:56:48 AM
Young lawyers looking for a job need every advantage they can get. Tech savvy is one area where first-year associates can trounce senior partners
Published Tuesday 11/19/2013 10:27:08 AM
Many of the highest-paying jobs in law are at the big firms in Toronto -- but not all of them
Published Monday 11/18/2013 3:24:11 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: In taking a stand for articling students, the Association of Justice Counsel has accused the Department of Justice of failing to pay all students’ law society membership fees.
Published Monday 11/11/2013 3:10:19 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: The University of Toronto Faculty of Law has modified its admissions policies and ramped up its outreach and diversity efforts. The law school even hired a new admissions director, Neel Joshi, who will focus on admissions, recruitment, and diversity.
Published Monday 10/21/2013 1:13:07 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: Three law professors have been awarded Trudeau fellowships, worth $225,000 each, for their research on various social issues.
Published Tuesday 10/15/2013 9:31:16 AM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: Ontario law schools are joining forces to support the mental health of their students. On Oct. 4, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities approved Osgoode Hall Law School’s funding proposal to develop better mental-health resources and support for law students. Osgoode is set to receive $92,606 over the next two years.
Published Tuesday 10/8/2013 9:11:52 AM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: As professor Richard Susskind put it: “It’s not just what we teach, it’s how we teach.” This was one of the central messages at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law’s recent conference on the future of law school. As a direct result of the changing legal profession, academics and legal practitioners at the conference expressed the need for legal education reform.
Published Tuesday 10/1/2013 11:38:31 AM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: The American Bar Association’s task force on the future of legal education released a draft report on Sept. 20, shining a light on the need for change. While the current process of training lawyers is still much different in the United States than in Canada, some law deans here say Canadian law schools should take note of certain points made in the report.
Published Monday 9/23/2013 4:25:30 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: As Ontario law schools feel the impact of tightened purse strings, they are desperately searching for other ways to bring in additional revenue.
Published Friday 9/13/2013 12:08:20 PM
Educational and cultural hurdles stand in the way of lawyers seeking a career in business management
Published Friday 9/13/2013 11:23:22 AM
Culture differs drastically from firm to firm. Understanding yours may be the key to getting hired
Published Friday 9/13/2013 11:07:34 AM
New associates will enter a competitive environment, but salaries are rising
Published Wednesday 9/11/2013 10:59:28 AM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: Financial statements, cash flow models, risk management, investor relations — do any of these terms ring a bell? If not, you’re not alone. That’s because they aren’t typically taught in law school. But the University of Calgary Faculty of Law wants to change that by ensuring its students are armed with some business savvy by the time they graduate. So the law school is offering a new course called Torys LLP Excellence in Business Skills for Lawyers.
Published Monday 8/26/2013 4:48:09 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: Those with low incomes face many barriers when trying to get into the legal profession. For some, even the cost of a prep course for the law school admission test isn’t feasible. That’s why last year the University of Toronto Faculty of Law introduced a free LSAT prep course for low-income individuals as a pilot project.
Published Wednesday 8/14/2013 9:28:26 AM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: The new dean at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law plans to continue building upon the law school’s strengths, particularly in the area of indigenous law.
Published Monday 7/22/2013 4:48:41 PM
Canadian Lawyer 4Students: In an unexpected move, the dean at Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law has resigned.
Published Wednesday 7/17/2013 3:42:50 PM
Summer secondment programs give first- and second-year students a unique insight into client needs.